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Stash-and-Carry Eggs




Hand-dyed eggs make great gifts, but delivering them can be tricky. Save time and effort by buying plastic half-dozen-size cartons, which you can quickly turn into attractive carriers. We dressed ours up in scalloped organdy or sheets of tissue paper, and satin and grosgrain ribbon, and affixed card-stock tags with stamped greetings.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2007



Reviews (22)

  • Sylvia-Ann 14 Mar, 2008

    What a great idea.The nice thing is that a person can add a little extra decor,to make it more personal .

  • Cleowindsor 13 Mar, 2008

    What a wonderful idea! Easy and beautiful!

  • Quanah 12 Mar, 2008

    Very attractive and easy to do.

  • mbc1207 12 Mar, 2008

    mimipam, try your local supermarket. I live in the Bronx and I bought a half dozen eggs at my supermarket. Only thing they had a sticky label so what I did was soak the carton in water until it got loose. good luck

  • ms_homegoddess 12 Mar, 2008

    you can find them at hobby lobby or at a discount floral shop, to transport wrap in tissues. or paste colorful tissue to used plastic egg carton.

  • MKBELLA 12 Mar, 2008

    I found the clear egg cartons at the following url:

  • queenvannacreations 12 Mar, 2008

    i bet a carton that a corsage or boutineer comes in might work... know any florists?? =)

  • SuzanneCoy 12 Mar, 2008

    You can also use the stirofoam or card board carriers that the eggs come in. On your comuter print a nice "to" and "from" message and paste covering the whole top of the container. A little bow and it makes a nice presentation. My sister did it last year with eggs from her chickens.

  • sillylittlegirl 12 Mar, 2008

    Ya, where do you find the egg cartons?

  • creekmom3 12 Mar, 2008

    If you can't find the plastic 1/2 dozen egg cartons, you could use the plastic containers that the bakeries in grocery stores use for cookies or muffins. With a bit of shred or tissue, you could protect them very well.

  • 2ters 12 Mar, 2008

    So cute! Cleaver idea. Wish I were as imaginative.

  • chervargas 12 Mar, 2008

    here's a link: $13,95 for 25. Are made of PETE stuff. Good idea for next year.

  • Kitsakatsa 12 Mar, 2008 Seriously, that is the name- its too good to be true. They are $17 for 25. Not sure how economical the shipping is. One company had a lot of Wild Oats misprints available, so if you just want one or two containers you might want to check an organic food store to see if they have them. Cute idea- but not alot of time to do it.

  • MinnieMe98 12 Mar, 2008

    What a wonderful idea!!!

  • cortnymarie 12 Mar, 2008

    Where can you find affordable (and not in mass quantity) clear cartons??

  • chervargas 12 Mar, 2008

    These cartons are not "environment" friendly; therefore not available in my San Francisco area. Too bad, very cute idea.

  • blkshep 12 Mar, 2008

    Find a health food store! Seriously, I hate to admit this, but I have people who save these cartons for me all year long...I have chickens. Aracunas that lay those lovely green/blue eggs.

  • HeidiSmith 12 Mar, 2008

    they are available at most grocery stores. there is usually a cardboard insert inside the carton so you may not notice right away that they are in plastic (if you aren't looking for them) They are used for the more expensive brands of eggs.

  • blkshep 12 Mar, 2008

    In Maine...Organic or Free Range can purchase them at any Shaw's or Hannafords.

    Blk shep

  • mahze 12 Mar, 2008

    They're beautiful, but the carton is a problem. I often think that all the holiday craft ideas should be presented about a month in advance so that supplies such as these cartons could be hunted down. Especially frustrating when you do locate the supplies and then find they have to be ordered, and there's just no time to do so!

  • craftysue5 12 Mar, 2008

    yea, where do you find those. I have never seen them

  • mimipam 12 Mar, 2008

    Where do you find the clear egg cartons?